Wouter B. Verschoof-van der Vaart graduated in Archaeology (BA, Leiden, 2008; MA, Leiden, 2011) with a specialty in Prehistory of North-Western Europe, Field Archaeology and Material Culture and Artefact Studies. During and after his study, he developed a strong interest in geophysics and other (digital) prospection techniques. After having worked in Dutch commercial archaeology as a Geophysicist and Field Archaeologist for over 10 years, he has returned to the Faculty of Archaeology in 2017 as a PhD candidate in Digital Archaeology.
Wouter’s research interests lie in the practical application of remote sensing techniques (such as aerial photography, geophysics and LIDAR). In his PhD, he will be working on developing tools for the automated detection of archaeological objects in remote sensed data.